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Kasbah Igoudar
5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Route Amizmiz Marrakech km7 | 7 km avant Amizmiz, Lalla Takerkoust 40000, Morocco   |  
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“superb !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

very welcoming people and awsome house ! you have to do it !!
the landscapes around are so nice and the area is very quite.
the perfect place to have a nice rest.
I advise people to ask staff for anything they may need. they will get it for them.

Room Tip: all the rooms seems to be nice.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Kasbah Igoudar is the kind of place that takes you away from the craziness in Marrakesh. It is 30 minutes away, but the location is perfect if you want to be on the Atlas experiencing solitude and peace in a very relaxing and safe environment with pristine views of the sunset and pleasant mornings by the pool listening to the sounds of nature. The rooms are a good size with a nice décor and comfortable beds. The only electronics in the room is the TV.

The bathroom is a nice size but the hot water at times could be an inconvenience if you are in a rush or visiting in September when it’s cold in the mornings. It’s better to advise reception the night before so the staff has time to turn on the water heater. Please keep in mind that these are very small glitches compared to what you experience on a personal level at this place.

At the time we went, the spa wasn’t finished since this is a brand new place so we decided to take a spa day at Kasbah Tamadot. I will absolutely recommend doing this, instead of a tour on the Atlas, since the road is the same route.

Their food is organic, good and simple, prepared by the ladies that live in the village of Amizmiz. The Kasbah provides you with transportation if needed. We got Abdout, the best taxi driver. He took us to the bazaar and was the perfect guide to find exactly the stores we needed for the exact items we were looking for in just two hours.
We want to thank Jasine, Mounir, and Avdul for making the best of our stay and the ladies in the kitchen Khadija, Aarika and Abderazzak for their lovely meals!

One more tip -- you don’t need a guide to the Ouzod waterfalls just hire a car to take you.

Have fun Morocco, it’s a beautiful country and its people are even more beautiful!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

We stayed 3 nights with my wife at the kasbah igoudar and I think that is the best property where we stayed ever, before our stay at the kasbah , we stayed 2 nights in a riad in the old medina which was not lovely and lovely like the kasbah , the staff here is very helpfull , only smiling faces :) , wonderful pool face to Atlas mountains , the food was excellent too , specially Moroccan mmmmm delicious , you can trust the cooker even if you don't know what is the menu before ....this is how things are at this charming kasbah ... We will come back in 2 years :)

Room Tip: Try the excursion to imlil .... Very good views between atlas and Berber villages
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Initially we were shocked at how far away from ANYTHING it was!!
The property did not seem to be finished. There were lots of loose wiring hanging where lights should have been attached!! There was no spa or fitness centre as we had been told there was and although the pool was large and a lovely spot, it was too dirty to get into which was disappointing!
Our heating did not work until the day before we left and we had numerous problems getting the TV to work.
The cost of getting into Marrakech, which was about a 50 minute drive was £40 round trip which when getting away for a bargain break with Voyage Prive made it more expensive.
The food was very good but we never knew what we were getting until it was presented to us!
However, all that said the staff were delightful and so attentive and welcoming.
Don't know how long they will stay, however, as the staff have to multi- task and work 16 hour days!!! That didn't make us feel good. The driver is a lovely gentleman! Even gave me his gallbier to wear when I was so cold!
Great potential but far from the 5 star we were expecting...
NB if you go to the Square PLEASE spend afew £'s and rescue some of the sad baby tortoises sold for £2 and take them back to the grounds leading to the hotel and set them free!!! It makes you feel good!

Room Tip: We had one of the better rooms with a large bath. ( room 1) some rooms only have showers.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kasbahigoudar, Propriétaire at Kasbah Igoudar, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
Dear guest,
I hope your return went well ...
Thank you for your testimony on TripAdvisor, I remember you very well Madam, you were crying and tears on the last day of your departure and you repeat that you had a great time and you will come back next year! But you're the only note our establishment as average! we really do not understand, if this is not the hypocrysie I do not know what it is!! However, my team and I were really shocked when we read your comment because we were not expecting that! even the driver that you treat nice was very disappointed when he read your comment ("I do it préciise not lend his djellaba, he gave it to you and you are left with")

Let me first tell you that you you are downright wrong destination, as you originally thought we were in the Jamaa el Fna
it's your fault and not ours because our website is all very well specified

To respond to points raised in your comment:
(1) I said that Yassin and Mounir all the staff work 9 hours a day and not 16 hours like you say! it is absurd to lie like that on forums! My staff tells you that he is disappointed with your comments, they really tried to make you feel at home, they are very disappointed!
(2) Transfer to the airport is free and does not coast £ 40 as you say!
If you paid a surplus is that you want a private car for you (round trip) to downtown center , to my knowledge, this service is not free in any other institution in our country. in our guest house it's coast 17 € or 200dhs by travel
(3) you say that the pool was dirty! and you knew that it was normal for the whole week it rained
(4) about our restaurant : I recall that we serve organic produce from the farm hosting the kasbah, still we consider our customers as our guests in the house, so we can not announce the menu in advance, if I were your guest you would tell me what would the menu? lol thank you god, we have a great leader and our local kitchen is very good , and appeals to all our guests, you just have to read the other reviews on trip advisor and all review sites found on the web
Despite your comment to us disappointed, know that you would always welcome, our house is yours.
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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

I really enjoyed my stay at Kasbah Igoudar. I booked it through a deal with Voyage Prive, and it was excellent value. The hotel is indeed a while from Marrakech - 45km, about 40minutes in a taxi. However, the drive is beautiful and it is well worth staying closer to the Atlas Mountains.
The rooms were comfortable and I would describe them as "simple luxury". My only complaint would be that the water pressure in the shower is not great.
We ate in the hotel a number of times, all the food is prepared freshly by a Berber lady and it is excellent. The staff were very accommodating, letting us eat in the 'snug', and also built a fire to keep us warm at night.
You can borrow bikes from the hotel for free which was good fun, as the surrounding area is beautiful and a bike is much easier than foot to get around. We also did one of the day trips to Imlil, in the Atlas Mountains, which was organised by the hotel. They were very flexible and helpful.
I didn't go in the pool as the weather wasn't great but the pool area itself is lovely, with a bar, sun lounger 'beds' and table tennis.
Overall, it was a very relaxing and romantic trip. If you want to be going out every night then it is not the right location, but it is perfect if you want to get away from it all.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We are no longer the gung ho travellers we once were. Now older and poorer, we were a bit anxious about our trip to Morocco. We shouldn't have worried in the least: all at the Kasbah really looked after us well, managing the tricky balance of being friendly and caring, whilst giving us our privacy. The styling is immaculate, modern yet Moroccan, the Kasbah and our room was luxurious: the view of the snow topped Atlas Mountains as you ate superb meals, sunbathed or swam in the sunshine was exotic and idyllic. The airport transfers made getting to the Kasbah stress free: it also worked out well taking a day trip into Marrakesh, with taxis that the Kasbah staff arranged for us. We enjoyed the zest of the city whilst having the tranquility of Igoudar to escape back to. We stayed for four days, and will be returning for a longer trip to take advantage of all the trips they offer: eg: quad biking, cycling, donkey riding, all in the mountains: trips to nomadic settlements, visiting legendary waterfalls etc...As it was, one of the staff took us on an impromptu walk to a local village: fantastic. He was also a fabulous guitar player! We came away with cash on our pocket (the holiday was good value) and some lovely memories.

Room Tip: Go for a suite for added luxury: but you're still getting a lovely room choosing standard!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Moulins, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Home Service attentive with smiley faces to start excelents memories. an ideal location, perfect service, the atmosphere is both chic and relaxed, many more that make the difference, in short, an excellent value for this elegant peace of heaven "Kasbah Igoudar"

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Route Amizmiz Marrakech km7 | 7 km avant Amizmiz, Lalla Takerkoust 40000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Lalla Takerkoust
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Lalla Takerkoust
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Kasbah Igoudar 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Kasbah Igoudar ... a small paradise to be carried away by the sensuality of "SlowLife" in other words: the art of taking the time to live ... to return to the source of well-being.With its location away from the stress of the city and the foothills of the Atlas, Kasbah Igoudar is an authentic paradise for nature lovers wishing to spend a stay in a relaxing and breathe fresh air.30 min from Marrakech, your stay you will enjoy a peaceful setting in the snowy peaks of the Atlas in the enclosure of an orchard of olive and fruit trees and make excursions and picnics in the beautiful surroundings easily in Marrakech and the AtlasCommitted to responsible tourism and sustainable development, the kasbah was conceived in full respect of the ecosystem (traditional architecture, use of solar panels, local building materials, water sterilization, UV, organic vegetable gardens) ... more   less 
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